The following day, after school, Sadde waits for Alistair.
He watches her go.
"If you want to help make everything go smoothly, I would really appreciate the help."
"What is your clan's position on this?" Nica asks Megan.
She shrugs. "They gave me permission to make this judgment call."
"I am surprised and unimpressed." She looks at Alistair. "With the understanding that this was a rogue action and not one taken with the full consent and understanding of your clan, we will not impose immediate sanctions. Further such actions will however be treated as hostile to the status quo."
"The status quo is boring, if Clow Reed is real and as powerful as it seems he was he probably was onto something here and we might as well get in on ground zero. You can count on the Tsukuda clan to help."
"I'll keep that in mind. Is there any way for me to contact your clans? Obviously, I haven't been educated very well."
"I have email!"
"Email works, yes."
He gives them his email.
"If that's all for now, I think I need to answer for my choices with my clan."
Then they can get up and excuse themselves.
Alistair has a very long, very fraught conversation with his parents.
It doesn't go well.
He goes to his room, and calls Sadde.
"We had some visitors from another sorcerer clan. Two representatives, from different clans. One of them, Megan, seemed interested in the radical ideas we're promoting; the other one decided that since my parents didn't approve of what we did, it wasn't worth imposing sanctions. They gave me their emails."
He shares those, and looks at his cards.
"...well, we did know we'd ruffle feathers. What kind of sanctions, though?"
"They really couldn't seem to agree on anything. Apparently, any further actions like this will be treated as hostile. We should reach out to Megan's clan and establish some kind of alliance. The other clan might give us peace, if we're lucky. This will have to go through our clan, but you should be a part of the decision process. I can't trust the rest of my family with this."